Accession Number:

ADA510225

Title:

Periscopic Spine Surgery

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 22 Dec 2006-10 May 2008

Corporate Author:

GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

103.0

Abstract:

The Periscopic Spine Surgery project was envisioned to lay the ground work for developing the physician assist systems of the future. These systems will incorporate robotics, tracking, and visualization to improve the precision of instrument placement and manipulation in minimally invasive procedures. Key research accomplishments included 1. Developed a prototype robotic system with force feedback to assist the physician in minimally invasive ultrasound interventions 2. Completed a new rotating needle driver to hold and spin the needle for biopsy procedures under robotic control 3. Developed a control methodology for the rehabilitation arm exoskeleton for modulating shoulder impedance during physical therapy 4. Demonstrated image-guided spinal vertebroplasty in a phantom model using our open source software package IGSTK 5. Completed an evaluation study of electromagnetic tracking in the clinical environment 6. Developed an image-guided system for optimized volumetric treatment planning and execution for radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors 7. Investigated PETCT guided interventional papers including completing an initial study to evaluate the relative sensitivity of CT versus PETCT in detecting suspicious lesions

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE